A celebrated warrior, the son of Te Rangi-apitirua, chief of the Ngāti-awa. Takarangi, for the sake of a girl name Rau-mahora, stayed the fight going on for the possession of the Whakarewa Pa, Taranaki (Marsland Hill, New Plymouth). He married her and they had a daughter, Rongouaroa.
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- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, pp. 451-452.